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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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We travelled to Mt Lycabettus by a reasonably-priced taxi from our hotel near the Acropolis. After having enjoyed the views from the Acropolis we were stunned by the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just had the worst experience from the rudest person working in tourism in Greece. My partner and I were insulted and told off my a little fat man who seemed unhappy with his job of helping people on the fenicular. All the machines bar one are broken so things are very confusing. We walked up the opposite side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We travelled to Mt Lycabettus by a reasonably-priced taxi from our hotel near the Acropolis. After having enjoyed the views from the Acropolis we were stunned by the beautiful vista from this lookout. Being Athens highest point, we could see for many miles out across the rooftops of this thriving metropolis into the Aegean and well beyond. From here the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You really need to be in shape to get to the top and that's not a joke! Also, please do not be suicidal and don't go there in the early afternoon (12 PM - 4 PM) the heat will suck all the energy from you - it's certainly doable but very exhausting. It's much safer to start the hike at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

From the hill you can see breathtaking panoramas of Athens, but that is only interesting thing here. Train to top of hill costs 7.5 Euros roundtrip and you need to wait half of an hour. Cafe on the top offers expensive drinks and food. Can't say I was very happy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great views of Athens. The walk up was good but try it early in the morning as it is steep and can get very hot. Take the train if you don't want to walk. The cafe offers refreshing cool drinks well needed after the walk up. The disappointing part is the level of graffiti - it's a shame that people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I honestly wasn't expecting the views to be so breathtaking ! If only I knew I would have gone in the afternoon to see the sunset sipping a cold beer from the bar!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We took a taxi to the as its up hill .The funicular railway runs twice an hour its a smooth ride to the top.The views all the way round Athens is breath-taking .The little church is great we were lucky some Ladies sung in greek and the sound was all round Fantastic. There is a cafe witch was very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is a very beautiful place for the view. You can see the port of Pireus and the mediterranean sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

- only cost is 7.50 euros if taking funicular up & back down - funicular ride is uneventful - K.Grill restaurant up there is only average, pass on that unless desperate - walking to the mountain's base can in itself be quite a hike, all uphill -- taxi recommended unless you're in good shape but OH, what a view!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you want a first class view of Athens visit Mt Lycabettus. The view is really stunning although make sure you are there on a sunny and clear day-otherwise the sight is reduced. Its free to visit if you walk/go by car but we took the funicular for which you have to pay-but worth it if its hot or if... More 

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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